Am Montag, 1. Juli 2002 23:08 hast du geschrieben:
> just look at the many packages around on ctan with copyright notices of
> some sort (prior to lppl) that are "authorless" by now.

Don't think about packages prior to lppl because the problem will stay there
even after changing lppl.

Current lppl already gives a chance to friendly overtake an unsupported
package: rename it. They main problem may be the organization. If e.g. a
package at CTAN would be moved from /supported/foo to /other/foo or even
/obsolete/foo and a file would be created /supported/foo/see_newfoo this may
be an improvement.

BTW: I really know the problem of "how to find the author and what to do after
not finding him" because I've had it when I started with KOMA-Script in 1994.